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Evaluation and Problems of the Employment Permit System

Evaluation and Problems of the Employment Permit System Part 2 Evaluation and Problems of the Employment Permit System Ki-don Kim (Head of Counseling Team, Center for Migrant Workers’ Human Rights in Korea) ▶ Background of introduction The overseas-invested corporation trainee system (1991) and the industrial technology trainee system (1993), introduced in the late 1980s due to the …

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Migrant Workers’ Human Rights Center’s Concerns – Ask Sugihara of 『Go』 and Wan Deuki of 『Wan Deuki』”

Migrant Workers’ Human Rights Center’s Concerns – Ask Sugihara of 『GO』 and Wan Deuki of 『Wan Deuki” Lee Sang-jae (Korea Migrant Workers Human Rights Center) A few days ago, the trouble started to appear as a headache. Squeezing the entire backbone makes me keep leaning back. The troubles that started when I was informed that I had …

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A Dream or a Nightmare – In the Seventh Man (John Berger, Eyes)

A dream or a nightmare – in The Seventh Man (John Berger, Eyes) Lee Sang-jae (Korea Migrant Workers Human Rights Center) Factories are busy to secure orders ahead of summer vacation. In an economic crisis like these days, it would be nice to still have work, but in the middle of summer in an industrial complex …

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In the Remaining Four Months of 2009, What Dreams Will Push Us Away?

In the remaining four months of 2009, what dreams will push us away? Lee Sang-jae (Korea Migrant Workers Human Rights Center) After the change of government, a huge discourse called the retreat of democracy emerged, causing us to stay behind the issues such as the employment permit system, the reform of the immigration law, and …

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Is Double Discrimination Between Compatriots and Compatriots and Between Compatriots and Migrant Workers Justified?

Is double discrimination between compatriots and compatriots and between compatriots and migrant workers justified? Ki-don Kim (Korea Migrant Workers Human Rights Center) The name of the organization I am currently participating in is ‘Korea Migrant Workers’ Human Rights Center’. Judging from the name, it seems to be an organization that oversees the human rights issues of …

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Myths About Multiculturalism in Our Genes

Myths about multiculturalism in our genes Hyunmo Choi (Director of the Center for Migrant Workers’ Human Rights in Korea) Discussion of ‘multiculturalism’ in Korean society has been on the rise since the beginning of the 1980s, as labor migration to Korea has been steadily increasing, marriage migration to Korea through international marriages, and the number …

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“Is the Price of Life Different Depending On the Country of Origin?” – The Government’s Vulgarity Toward the Migrant Workers in Geumyang No. 98

“Is the price of life different depending on the country of origin?” – The government’s vulgarity toward the migrant workers in Geumyang No. 98  Ki-don Kim (Korea Migrant Workers Human Rights Center) A funeral ceremony was held for the soldiers who died in the Cheonan accident amid the mourning of the entire nation. We should express …

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